York Labour members and activists have been out and about across the city throughout the weekend, spreading the message of our radical and transformative policies to restore a Britain ravaged by nine years of Tory austerity. Both of our parliamentary candidates for the upcoming election, incumbent York Central MP Rachael Maskell and York Outer candidate Anna Perrett, were on the doorsteps talking to their prospective constituents, joining dozens of others in a big first weekend push.
Official campaigning for the December 12th election does not begin until after parliament is dissolved on Wednesday, with Labour set to launch our official manifesto later in the week. But the local party have never stopped maintaining a consistent presence, talking to locals and hearing their concerns, and now that the election has been called we will be out in ever greater numbers.
Britain needs a Labour government to reverse the damage done by Tory and Lib-Dem spending cuts since 2010. That means re-electing Rachael, and electing Anna to replace the ineffectual Julian Sturdy and giving York Outer an MP who actually will be there for their constituents. That means getting as many people out on the streets as often as possible, as well as helping with postal and telephone campaigning.